Gidley still a chance for Origin:

New South Wales chairman of selectors Bob Mccarthy says Matthew Gidley remains in the frame for State of Origin selection but he needs to produce something special over the next three weeks.

Gidley was a notable selection casualty when Country selectors picked their side last night for Friday night's City-Country Origin game in Gosford. The Knights are up in arms over his omission, with coach Michael Hagan labelling it a disgraceful decision.

McCarthy says Gidley, who was named in a preliminary N-S-W squad last month, can still force his way into the Blues side for Origin I at Suncorp Stadium on June 11.

Parramatta's Jamie Lyon and St George Illawarra's Shaun Timmins were named as the Country centres.